Where. What. When. Who.

Get Lit is a social book club designed for twenty and thirty something readers in the greater Haverhill area. We will be meeting monthly to talk books, socialize, eat, drink, and whatever else might come up. Third Thursday of the month, The Barking Dog Ale House in Haverhill.

If you're looking for the online option, here it is!

Friday, December 19, 2014

New Year, New Book!

Our book for January, and our first of 2015, is Michael Faber's strange, hypnotic Under the Skin. Recently made into a film starring Scarlett Johansson, this book tells the story of an odd woman named Isserly who stalks the roads of Scotland looking for men.

Here is the NY Times review of the book

Here is the IMDb page for the movie



Friday, November 21, 2014

Beautiful December

Thanks to everyone who came to November's meeting of Get Lit. We were treated to a great session with the author himself, Christopher Golden!

Next month we will meet on the 18th and will be reading Chuck Palahniuk's latest Beautiful You. Can't wait to hear what people think of this one!

Read up on Chuck here


Friday, October 17, 2014

Gone till November

November's meeting will take place on the 20th at 7pm. We are reading Snowblind by Christopher Golden. Chris lives here in Haverhill and will be coming to the meeting! Snowblind is set in a fictional version of Haverhill and features many local institutions. It's going to be fun to be surrounded by the book's setting while talking it out!

Here is Chris' website: click

Friday, September 19, 2014

Happy Octoberversary!

October will mark our 1st anniversary, so let's celebrate it by reading one of the most original novels in ages: Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith.


NY Times Book Review here


Friday, August 15, 2014

Dancing in September?

September's book will be Tom Perrotta's The Leftovers. The novel is the inspiration for the current HBO series of the same name. The story focuses on the inhabitants of a small town in New York who are trying to figure out life after a Rapture-like event.

Here is a link to Perrotta's website

Here is more info on the HBO series

Join us on Thursday September 18th at 7pm.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Canceled!

Tonight's meeting has been canceled due to everyone's crazy August schedules. We will reconvene in September. Enjoy the last remaining weeks of summer and stay tuned for next month's book--coming very soon!

Monday, July 14, 2014

August Already

Hard to believe we are already planning August's meeting, but here we are. The last month has flown by, largely due to the World Cup obsession that has been growing, but summer is almost in that winding down stage!!

We will close out summer with The Shining Girls by Lauren Buekes, a thriller with elements of fantasy, a strong female protagonist, and a cruel killer at it's center. Very, very readable.

Here is Lauren's website.

Meet up Thursday August 14th at 7pm!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Summer is Coming

July's book will be Save Yourself by Kelly Braffet. Trust me when I say this book will surprise you. It has elements straight out of YA, but also brings in family drama, tortured romance, crime thriller aspects, and much more. A fast, addictive read.

We will meet up on July 10th at 7pm.

Here is Kelly's website

Don't forget, you can also sign up for Adult Summer Reading starting June 16th. Register here



Friday, May 9, 2014

the wait for June

June's book will be The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh. A dark and gripping story about a small town in the Ozarks and two disappearances linked together across decades.

Meet at 7pm, June 12th!

Here is McHugh's website

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring time for horror

This May Get Lit will partner with Haverhill Reads to talk NOS4A2 by Joe Hill. NOS4A2 is the latest bestseller from Hill, and features a spooky story involving a vampire-like predator, a spunky heroine, and the worst Christmas experience ever.

We have lots of copies, so get one today. Also, Joe Hill will be at Haverhill Public Library on May 12th to discuss the book! You can register at www.haverhillpl.org

There are also lots of other fun Haverhill Reads events planned, so sign up now!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Haverhill READS 2014

This May brings Haverhill READS, a chance for the city of Haverhill to share in one book. Our patrons voted this fall and chose Joe Hill's bestseller NOS4A2. The book is creepy and totally readable, very hard to put down. Partially set in Haverhill, NOS4A2 will no doubt inspire some great book discussion.  The weeks of May 12th and 19th we have some great tie-in programming. Please come!


Spring Spring Spring!

April's meeting of Get Lit will be on the 10th. We are reading The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht. A well received debut from a young author, The Tiger's Wife tells the complicated story of the former Yugoslavia in different time periods, from different narrators. Here is the NYT Book Review: here


Friday, February 21, 2014

The no-snow project

Thanks to all who came out for our snow delayed February meeting last night! Next month we will be meeting on the 20th at 7pm. Our book will be the international bestseller THE ROSIE PROJECT by Graeme Simsion. Originally published in Australia, this off beat romance has become a hit worldwide. It's already been optioned for a movie!

Check out the book trailer here and find more info about the book.




Friday, January 10, 2014

Shake off the Winter Doldrums

Thanks to those that joined us last night for January's meeting. Next month we will be discussing The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer. Thursday February 13th at 7pm.